Gotu kola, asiatic pennywort, centella asiatica, ayurveda herbal medicine.


February 6, 2019 smitsa 2

Centella, (Centella asiatica L. Family: Umbelliferae) is a small, herbaceous annual plant that is widely grown throughout Asia and consumed mostly in Thailand and India. […]

Black grapes hanging dow from the vine.


June 9, 2018 smitsa 1

I’ve been looking at the data for a number of nutrients and ingredients involved in the antioxidant story but it was clearly apparent EFSA would […]

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Microencapsulation Of Probiotics

September 19, 2017 smitsa 0

Microencapsulation using hydrocolloids is now an established method for ensuring probiotic survival and even for accurate dosing into products (Anal and Singh, 2007). The encapsulation […]

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Pentagalloylglucose (PGG)

August 7, 2017 smitsa 0

A highly potent antioxidant PGG has anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activity. Tannin based Potent anti-microbial Pentagalloylglucose (PGG) should be known better although its chemical name […]

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Coenzyme Q10 And Heart Health

June 21, 2017 smitsa 0

Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone is a naturally occurring pro-vitamin which acts as a powerful antioxidant in cell metabolism. Cholesterol Lowering claimed to be […]

Purple Comfrey - an important herbal medicine growing in a meadow.


June 5, 2017 smitsa 0

Comfrey (Symphytum spp.) derives its Latin name from the Greek word ‘symphis‘ which means  ‘growing together’. The plant became renowned in folklore for wound healing when the Ancient Greeks used […]

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May 19, 2017 smitsa 0

Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum) is full of sweet-shop memories but this powerful aromatic herb has been in  use for millenia, not just in foods for flavour but as a […]

Cut halves of aloe leaves on a wooden table.

Aloe vera

May 2, 2017 smitsa 0

Aloe vera  has been used for millenia for healing – its certainly not just a an attractive potted plant ! Before we recognised its healing properties, the ancient […]